Imaginal Rescripting Reprocessing Therapy (IRRT)

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What is Imaginal Rescripting Reprocessing Therapy (IRRT)?

IRRT is an imagery-based CBT treatment designed to alleviate PTSD symptoms and modify trauma-related images, beliefs, and schemas. Prolonged exposure (PE) is typically effective for improving post-traumatic stress symptoms in many patients struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, there are times when progress is too slow or Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) is ineffective in reducing symptoms, and this is usually when symptoms involve non-FEAR emotions (e.g. guilt, shame, anger). It is at this juncture, that Veronica will use Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy (IRRT) to help patients with Type I trauma suffering from PTSD. For more information, please see (Grunert, BK, Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy after failed prolonged exposure for post-traumatic stress disorder following industrial injury, Journal of Behaviour Therapy Experiential Psychiatry, 2007) and (http://mervinsmuckerpsychologist.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/mervin-smucker-definition-of-irrt).

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